Low Cost ARM9 Embedded System-on-ModuleLifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: October 2013 | RoHS Compliant
454MHz NXP i.MX283 ARM9 processor with up to 256MB of DDR2 RAM. The TS-4600 features 10/100 Ethernet, high speed USB hosts, and 2 MicroSD sockets.
- Custom Fit to Your Application via Customizable Off-Load Engine
- Risk Reducing, Time to Market Minimizing, Modular Design
- Rugged, Industrial Environment Ready with Fanless -40°C to +85°C Range
- Perfectly Suited for Low Power Applications
No minimum order quantity on standard products.
The TS-4600 provides a migration path from the TS-4500 offering a performance increase, and additional RAM for more flexibility. The TS-4600 is based on the NXP i.MX28 running at 454MHz with either 128MB or 256MB of DDR2 RAM. The TS-4600 features 10/100 Ethernet, high speed USB hosts, and 2 MicroSD sockets. The battery backed real time clock is temperature compensated to 0.5ppm accuracy.
The TS-4600 also includes a software programmable Lattice XP2 5K LUT FPGA which by default implements several of our controllers such as XUARTs, and SPI controller, and more. The customizable FPGA allows logic which can be tailored for your project in verilog, or using our FPGA customization services. This allows simple additions of features such as pulse counters, quadrature, pwm, uarts, custom PID loops, and much more.
The TS-4600 SoM boots a Linux 2.6.35 kernel out of the box from one or both MicroSD cards, as well as an initial ramdisk for a very fast boot and a Debian Wheezy distribution for extremely flexible software. The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. There is no proprietary source code in the kernel since all the hardware specific functionalities are handled by user-space utilities (such as spictl, sdctl, xuartctl, etc.). The Linux kernel includes driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications.
The Debian Wheezy (7.0) environment provides a powerful, stable, and familiar software stack. Debian Wheezy provides over 28,000 software packages precompiled for the ARMEL architecture. This includes many common interpreters such as Python, Mono (C#), Ruby, PHP, TCL, Perl, Java, and Bash. Debian also includes the GNU Compiler Collection which allows compiling C/C++ directly on the board.
The software image includes an initial ram filesystem which boots immediately after the kernel is loaded and can execute custom userspace code within seconds after power is applied. The initial ramdisk features a minimalistic busybox build for a fast boot, but it is also capable of executing binaries in Debian
Software features include:
- Linux 2.6.35
- Full Debian Wheezy (7.0) distribution
- Opencore FPGA reloadable in software
- Flexible programming language support
- Source code examples available
Please contact Technologic Systems for further information regarding Operating System and software support for this product.
Detailed Feature List
- Freescale i.MX283 454MHz ARM9 CPU
- 128 or 256MB DDR2 RAM
- 2 MicroSD Card Sockets
- MicroSD and MicroSDHC support
- SD speeds up to 2MB/s Write, 15MB/s Read
- Robust DoubleStore™ Flash Storage
- User-Programmable 5K LUT FPGA
- 5V Input
- Low Power Consumption (around 1.6W base power)
- Guaranteed availability through 2025
- 2x 10/100 Ethernet Port
- LCD support (up to XGA)
- 2x USB 2.0 Host
- 107x 3.3V DIO
- 4x 12-bit ADC
- SPI, I2C, CAN
- 8 TTL XUARTs
- Battery Backed RTC
- 128 bytes of NVRAM
- Runs Debian Wheezy (7.0)
- Runs Linux 2.6.35
- Fanless Operation from -40 °C to 85 °C
Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official documentation, and join our official Developers Forum.
From the Blog:
|CPU Speed||454 MHz|
|CPU Cores (Max)||1x|
|Base Memory Capacity||128 MB|
|Maximum Memory Capacity||256 MB|
|FPGA||5 k LUT|
|Real Time Clock||1x|
|microSD Card Socket||2x|
|General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins||107x|
|TTL-Level UART Ports||8x|
|USB Host Ports||2x|
|10/100 Ethernet Ports||2x|
|Operating Supply Voltage||5 VDC|
|Maximum Power Consumption||1.60 W|
|Fanless Temperature Range||-40 °C to 85 °C|
|User Programmable FPGA||Yes|
|Linux Kernel Version||2.6|
|Debian Linux||Wheezy (7.0)|
|RAID-Like DoubleStore™ Storage||Yes|
|Busybox Small Distribution||Yes|
|TS-4600-256-CAN-E||TS-4600 454MHz i.MX28 SoM with 256MB DDR2 RAM and extended temp. grade (-20C to 70C) (SD card required to boot, sold separately)||Pricing|
|TS-4600-128-CAN-I||TS-4600 454MHz i.MX28 SoM with 128MB DDR2 RAM with CAN, industrial temp. grade (-40C to 85C) (SD card required to boot, sold separately)||Pricing|
|MSD-4GB-BLANK||SanDisk microSD card, Size 4GB||$13|
|MSD-4GB-7600||Bootable 4GB microSD card with ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, and further binaries/utilities (compatible with TS-7600, TS-4600)||$13|
|MSD-4GB-USB-7600||Bootable 4GB microSD card with ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, and further binaries/utilities, including a USB adapter (compatible with TS-7600, TS-4600)||$41|
Development kit including suggested parts for new development (includes TS-8550 baseboard).
Includes packaged parts: